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A coyote stands at attention in a field. This time in winter is their breeding season. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Coyote mating season underway
January 25, 2018 - 3:07pm
January 2, 2018
A northern shrike overlooks a bird feeder. Note the white, black and gray on this blue jay-sized bird. Looking close at the northern shrike, we can see the hooked beak, marking it as a bird of prey. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A different bird comes to the feeders
January 2, 2018 - 10:30am
December 20, 2017
A snowshoe hare in its white coat blends in with the surrounding snow. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Hares welcome the return of snow
December 20, 2017 - 6:46am
The waddling tracks of a raccoon can be seen in the early-season snowfall. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Early snow cover means early tracks
November 20, 2017 - 2:16pm
October 11, 2017
A male white-faced meadowhawk hunts in the autumn. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
October 11, 2017 - 6:15am
September 23, 2017
A two-striped grasshopper basks on a flower. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
September 23, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 26, 2017
Each of the dark ball-shaped parts of blackberries have seeds inside. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
August 26, 2017 - 10:43am
August 23, 2017
A growth of chanterelles is found in the woods in August. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
August 23, 2017 - 5:55am
August 8, 2017
A fishing spider moves over the surface water on a pond. Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
August 8, 2017 - 6:00am
July 26, 2017
A milkweed plant in bloom features florets on a ball-shaped cluster. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Milkweeds dominate mid-summer roadsides
July 26, 2017 - 7:26am
July 9, 2017
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
July 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
May 11, 2017
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
May 11, 2017 - 1:22pm
January 24, 2017
Northland Nature: The goldenrod gall fly survives winter
January 24, 2017 - 8:08am
January 17, 2017
The deep impression in the snow indicates where an owl hit (note the wing marks it left as it took flight), and the tracks of its prey, a shrew,  as it came over the trail from the left. Photo courtesy of Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
January 17, 2017 - 9:44am
January 10, 2017
A deer mouse hops over the new snow. Note the footprints and tail prints. Photos contributed by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
January 10, 2017 - 1:18pm
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